Whether it is the costs of transportation or the fact that it is so close to summer, some students are opting to stay in Columbia for spring break.
There’s nothing wrong with staying in the dorm over break. Students can sleep in, enjoy some peace in the residence halls, and catch up on studying. The point of spring break is to take a week off from busy schedules. Use the time to get reacquainted with the area and have a relaxing week.
Below is a suggested schedule of activities to indulge in.
Monday: Go to Stephens Lake Park and enjoy the view and weather. Back at the dorm, experiment in the kitchen and cook dinner. Proudly Instagram the final product.
Tuesday: Take the convenient Fast Cat shuttle to the mall. Instead of spending money on gas or plane tickets, use it to have a shopping day.
Wednesday: In the middle of the week, boredom may start to set it. The temptation to blankly stare at walls may come, but resist the urge. Keep busy. Catch a film at Ragtag Cinema or rent movies. With the dorms virtually empty, make a pillow fort in the lobby and watch the films.
Thursday: Take a day trip to St. Louis. There are different activities to do to accommodate different interests. Some good options in St. Louis are visiting the zoo, the shopping malls and visiting the historic arch.
Friday: Go downtown and get a manicure and pedicure. There are a few salons downtown to choose from, so pick one and have a spa day. Try The Clip Joint on Cherry Street or Salon Nefisa on East Walnut.
Saturday: By now, many students will have arrived back on campus. Catch up and show off your cooking pictures.